Deconstruction & Reuse Crosswalk to LEED Materials & TRUE Waste

Deconstruction & Reuse Crosswalk to LEED Materials & TRUE Waste

Join us for an introduction to the LEED v4 and v4.1 Materials and Resources Credits that directly relate to the Deconstruction & Reuse movement and how a focus on TRUE Zero Waste can propel the Deconstruction & Reuse movement to the forefront in the design, demolition, construction and building operations phases of the building industry.

Kathy Hrabovsky joined 3R in April 2019 as Sustainability Manager. She holds several green building and one sustainable landcare related credential. Kathy has been practicing architecture for over thirty years, fourteen of which were spent serving a diverse group of clients as a sole practitioner in the Pittsburgh region. To ensure the high-quality design of any project or program, Kathy is dedicated to analyzing stakeholder needs and developing creative solutions to meet them.

Studying sustainable design, environmental policy and sustainable community development in pursuit of her Master of Science in Sustainable Design fueled Kathy’s passion for sustainability, which she channels into advocacy, community volunteerism and her new Sustainability Manger position with 3R. As a sustainability manager, Kathy has written and managed successful grant proposals; recommended and implemented energy, water and waste conservation strategies to corporate and government entities; coordinated energy management platforms such as Energy Star PortfolioManager, and Dude Solutions’ Energy Manager;  recommended supply and demand side utility procurement strategies; recommended and implemented Indoor Air Quality improvement strategies; encouraged employees to shift their commute to an alternative or active form of transportation; successfully participated in local sustainability challenges and competitions; engaged with regional leaders to share knowledge, successes and challenges; and engaged with students, employees and upper level management through interdepartmental green team programs. Kathy is facile working with a broad group of stakeholders and is committed to energy, water and waste conservation in order to reduce carbon footprint, improve outdoor ambient air quality, improve human health and productivity and increase business opportunities.

Personally, Kathy leads an active, healthy life-style, cycling on the weekends, organic gardening, community volunteering, and traveling with her husband to visit with their two grown children.

Eamon Geary has worked locally, nationally, and internationally in the field of sustainability for over a decade, with extensive experience in building design and construction. His passion for green building was sparked during his undergrad work at Allegheny College and was further kindled when he joined Green Building Alliance in 2005. During this time, he was responsible for Pittsburgh’s first LEED Platinum building and has since overseen the sustainable design elements for over 100 LEED certified projects ranging from a youth activity center to weapon depots.

In the last ten years, Eamon has led national-level sustainability initiatives in the City of Cleveland and Denver to help them achieve their greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. Additionally, he has worked closely with the City of Pittsburgh, local non-profits, and businesses to develop a comprehensive carbon reduction strategy.

Prior to joining 3R, Eamon was a Construction Sustainability Manager for a North American trade association and Sustainability Director for an international architecture, engineering, and planning firm.

Jana Lake has been in consulting for more than twenty years, ten of which were spent with Accenture where she led a team of internal change experts who helped the company’s senior leaders accomplish their mission and objectives – aligning their people and processes to achieve their strategy and maximize their savings/return on investment. Jana helped define the value proposition to employees, drove their move to telecommuting internally, and led organization redesign programs to improve service delivery, resource planning and corporate performance management.

Jana brings a global perspective to sustainability. Following her BA in International Studies at the University of Michigan, her MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, and her studies at the Copenhagen School of Business in Denmark, Jana worked extensively throughout Europe. Prior to Accenture, Jana worked on M&A and start-up projects, and led a team with PepsiCo developing the supply chain and integrated, vertical operations in post-Communist Russia. She also consulted and built cohesive teams for marketing and media companies addressing complex, multi-generational challenges. Jana was an early team member with GM’s Saturn Corporation, where she worked to develop and build its distribution network.

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